Etoile Cuisine Et Bar

4.8
2605 Reviews
$30 and under
French
The owners of Étoile Cuisine et Bar, Chef Philippe Verpiand and Monica Bui, have created an inviting, warm European environment where both traditional and seasonal French food are front and center. "We want to dispel the notion that French food is heavy and pretentious," says the team, recently transplanted to Houston from San Diego, where they owned the famed Cavaillon Restaurant. Everything about Étoile Cuisine et Bar, from the inviting outside facade to the intriguing interior design to the high quality service, is meant to convey a feeling of truly being in France. With Chef Philippe's take on a seasonal menu using a French technique, it's a place where fine food lovers come together, not on a special occasion, but to enjoy every day.
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Lovefood
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food mediocre. Service bordering on rude. Disappointed

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NemL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Terrible service, the waiter didn't understand the order but still wouldn't confirm it, had noted the wrong main course, he forgot what stuck i had ordered and came back to ask again 10 minutes later. He wasn't even polite about it. Food is not bad,but they're trying too hard to be posh but getting confused and instead being generally rude.

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vipROMom
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience2

They seated us at an undesirable table when there was no one else in the room. Then the room began to fill up but the waiter disappeared
However food came out fast and was as good as it usually is.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was not as good as I had expected. Was not a fan of the Lobster Bisque or French Onion Soup. The Brie Frommage was excellent. Service was a little slow.

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AV007
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice Location.
Inside and outside seating.
Seated promptly; no waiting for Sunday Brunch with reservations
Clean and neat
Good service
Food was well prepared, both vegetarian Risotto and Risotto with shrimp.
Tasty mocktail
Will go back again

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vipAnnN
Houston
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit since the pandemic began and Etoile continues to delight. We enjoyed the Perfect Manhattans and hot roll to start. Lobster salad was great with just a tiny bit of spice in the avocado. Scallops with saffron asparagus rice were perfect, as was the rib eye special with Bordelaise. Don't forget to indulge in some elegant desserts!

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DiamondD
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Food is delicious. Wait staff was charming and knowledgeable. However, clearly not enough wait staff. Outside tables are serviced by waiters who work both inside and outside. Took a long time for drinks and food service. It was worth the wait but would prefer not to wait so long. Outside tables overlook the parking lot. They should have trees surrounding the patio so you feel like you are in a garden instead of the parking lot. The limited plants are not sufficient.

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RonD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We felt like the server did a fantastic job but may have had one too many tables. Also, bench seating felt a little tight and awkward when overhearing private conversations. Otherwise, excellent food and experience.

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vipHoracles
Houston
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

My Steak Tartare was quite honestly short of mediocre, and my lobster bisque was just “OK”…

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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vipScottM
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on a beautiful afternoon. Excellent food and service.

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vipharryr
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food Enjoyable evening

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FoodnWineDiner
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!! Brought friends to celebrate her next milestone in life. They enjoyed immensely!!! DeeDee's always superb service elevates the dining experience!!

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vipPhyllisP
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had not been in several years. I ordered a flavorless chicken salad. I asked for blue cheese dressing to make it better. The waiter salad they didn’t have dressing, but they had blue cheese. I said that would be fine …then charged me $3 for the blue cheese.
The rest of the table enjoyed their food. I was disappointed because it was a favorite place.
Oct 7,2021

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JennKC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine, great food! I recommend making a reservation because the restaurant fills up quick 😊

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JohnS
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding all around. We were a later reservation in the middle of the week so it did feel a bit rushed but the food made up for it.

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vipCurious
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Etoile is a pleasure: the service is amiable and on point and the food delicious.. We were fortunate to be able to move to an outside table when an EXTREMELY loud party of 8 was seated in the main dining room - it was a lovely evening outside. We'll be back.

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PatrickH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent service and high quality service. Love this place. I recommend anyone who want a real French Cuisine experience, this is the place.

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vipDavidSenior
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We Saturday outside. Very pleasant. Good service. Martinis made perfectly. I had onion soup, good, and steak au poivre with fries, both excellent. My wife had Caesar salad, very good, and salmon, undercooked when she asked for medium. Profiteroles we’re good.

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NAM47
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you have to have some authentically excellent French food and an outstanding eating experience in Houston, Etoile is the place.

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F00dieL0ve
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous ladies behind the bar provided the perfect experience for my husband and I while we caught up after a busy week!

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RonP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sauces and ribeye inconsistent my wife scallops and risotto outstanding.

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Pebhouston
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lobster soup excellent

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Ryan
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great traditional, French cuisine that never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time. Food was great

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VikkiG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The wine and food are amazing. It is small and provides a true French ambiance. One of my favorite restaurants in all of Houston.

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AliciaW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful , delish & cozy ! Out waiter was exceptional !!

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ThomasR
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

This is the second time recently that I went there and my reservations were not in order...I requested the main dining room and a table of 4... They had me down for a table of 2 and in front of the kitchen window..in the back room. There is also a wait station that waiters stand at near by...
Of course I highly recommend the food...The kitchen does an outstanding job of quality, favor and correctness.. Prices are very reasonable and actually had a great charity selection for BARC ...
Yes I will return for the wonderful food...I could suggest several items but I dont think you can do wrong with any selections..

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Harrogatelass
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was lovely until an obese older woman arrived and was talking on her iphone speaker, yelling! She also reeked of perfume and it was quite off putting. She made several phone calls and it was incredibly thoughtless. I hate those with no manners and she was certainly old enough to know better.

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vipFoodie
Houston
135 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did a Whiskey dinner and it was superb. From the Heavens Gate liquors to the food with help from perfect weather made a memorable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & food was phenomenal. Loved the French style cuisine as well as our server speaking the language. Will definitely be back.

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HappyCamper
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely in every aspect, planning to go back with more friends

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EliasK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food is great. Service is less good than the past years. Waiters are not really friendly and welcoming. They are making mistakes and brought something different than what my wife ordered. I will come back for the food hopping that they will improve the service.

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vipSulphurBoy
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another great meal at Etoile! High quality French cooking.

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vipRODC
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service

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NatalieD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the outdoor patio shaded from the sun, and the staff was attentive without being overly present. A fantastic meal!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time eating at Etoile. A very nice restaurant with excellent food and service. We were greeted at the door and shown to a table. The server was polite and attentive to our needs. The escargot appetizer as well as the shrimp linguini dinner were delicious. We will be back again.

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vipElleT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch! Incredible service, food, and ambiance! Thank you!

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Theresa
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Etoile is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. I love the lobster and avocado salad and steak au poivre. The pomme frites are perfection.

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nicoleh
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We go to Etoile for lunch often. HRW makes this place super busy.
Food is consistent, so is their service. Hopefully, it will be less crowded after HRW.

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You can order delivery directly from Etoile Cuisine Et Bar using the Order Online button. Etoile Cuisine Et Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 668-5808.

Etoile Cuisine Et Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 2605 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.